Three Line Tales 246

three line tales, week 246: a pile of plastic toys
photo by Nareeta Martin via Unsplash for: https://only100words.xyz/2020/10/15/three-line-tales-246/

We stared at the bin of toys, completely mesmerized with the variety of toys and the memories many of them invoked.
It was a shame that so many toys would be thrown in the trash when there are probably thousands of children who would love them like they were brand new.
It would take more than just my dream or desire to share these things to make sure the toys got to the right kids, where they could be enjoyed, even though they weren’t brand new.

©2020 CBialczak 3LT

From my desk: 10/19/2020

I have this “thing” that all of a sudden words just randomly come to my mind.

The other day I woke up and just said: doppelganger

I can hear myself saying: diabetic ketoacidosis even when the commercials are not on for medications.

Sometimes it will be a random name…

I also have a “problem” that I don’t necessarily hear what people are saying and I am the first to tell them what it is I actually heard. Usually what I hear has absolutely nothing with whatever the person is saying.

Does anyone else do this? Is there a name for it (besides crazy)?

Anyhow, I thought I would share because sometimes I would like to share my thoughts so it would make more sense where the stuff comes from!

Peace to you all!

MLMM Wordle 211

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Our words this week

Affluent
Humming Bird
Dose
Swirl
Mighty
Iridescent
Indigenous
Inspiration
Petals
Spirited
Pull
Lift

Written for MLMM: https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2020/10/19/wordle-211-2/

Young Love

Veva knew the dance would be postponed but she still wanted to buy a pretty dress. She went to the special dress shop at the mall and fell in love with the gown in the window. It was iridescent and had flower petals swirled around the bodice. Her mood suddenly lifted; she felt spirited and had more inspiration to pull her grades up so she could go to the dance without worrying.  

Dreading the thought about the work she needed to complete for class, she turned her focus to the boy who wanted to accompany her to the dance. He came from an affluent family. His father’s family was indigenous to the area, giving her a dose of history when she spent time with them.  

On the other hand, his mother was native American and came from the west coast. When she was growing up the mighty hummingbird signified virtue and peace.  

©2020 CBialczak Fiction

Recondite – #YDWordPrompt October 19, 2020

YDWP: https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2020/10/19/your-daily-word-prompt-Recondite-ydwordprompt-October-19-2020/

(of a subject or knowledge) little known; abstruse.

Milly walked through the aisles. She couldn’t find anything that piqued her interest. The teacher had given explicit instructions to find a topic that was something that would have enough information to write a report on. So many of the teen issues she was considering had recondite information and she could probably only write a paragraph about each topic.  

©2020 CBialczak Fiction

The Sunday Whirl: Wordle 477

For: https://sundaywhirl.wordpress.com/2020/10/17/wordle-477/

She held out her hands. The skin leading up to her elbows was dry and there was a scar on her left arm. The gel that she spread on her arm had a bite to it, a sting she would have called it. She was no longer able to bend her arm after the accident and the weakness in her hand made her spill things. Her mother had bought her that frilly pair of gloves to help her hide her imperfections but with each passing day it seemed the list of problems grew. She had tried to call her dad but with all the COVID lockdowns she was no longer able to keep tabs on his whereabouts.  

©2020 CBialczak Fiction

Take Seven: 16th October

annoy, busker, button, car, crop, cry, elevate, Friday, hunt, hysterics, irritate, movement, pack, pattern, pest, poetry, song, street, swipe, thump, vamp.

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https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2020/10/16/take-seven-16th-october/

I Can’t Stand You

Is it good enough to know 
that you annoy me today 
Just like any old busker 
who thinks I want to play? 

But the button you’re wearing
on your old, awful car coat 
It is ugly and awkward 
why do you stand there and gloat? 

You think that the crop 
you hold in your hand 
will make me cry out 
and there smirking you stand 

You elevate yourself up
above everyone and me 
As if Friday is your date 
but just wait and you will see 

That the hunt is still on 
Call it hysterics, you will 
but how you irritate me 
It is not a good thrill 

Here is movement away 
from the pack with your friend 
It’s a pattern you’ve had 
You’re a pest to no end. 

If I have to go now 
and write down all of my words 
it is through poetry 
that sounds like songs of some birds 

Today I’ll go down the street 
with a swipe of my hand 
Giving you a thump on the head 
with the vamp of which I stand.

©2020 CBialczak Poetry

Fibbing Friday

Welcome to Fibbing Friday! Di and I take turns hosting, and this is my week. Answer the questions below as you see fit; just be sure to stretch, bend, break, or outright ignore the truth. Once you have your finely crafted fibs all ready to go, just tag your post as “Fibbing Friday” and link back here. Pingbacks are enabled, or you can just leave a link in the comments section.

  1. What musical group from the 1960s was known as “The Fab Four”?
  2. What was the “British Invasion” in the 1960s?
  3. What is Stephen King’s book, The Stand about?
  4. What was the TV show, Breaking Bad about?
  5. Exactly who was Kilroy?
  6. What musical instrument is Phil Collins best known for playing?
  7. According to Genesis 1, what happened on the seventh day?
  8. What happened at the O.K. Corral?
  9. According to Greek mythology, what was needed to cross the river Styx?
  10. What was the play, Inherit the Wind about?

QUESTIONSFIBBING FRIDAY https://pcguyiv.wordpress.com/2020/10/16/fibbing-friday-october-16th-2020/

Answers

  1. What musical group from the 1960s was known as “The Fab Four”?
    Their full name was The Fabulous Four
  2. What was the “British Invasion” in the 1960s?
    It was when the people in Britain had to fight for the country to be named the UK
  3. What is Stephen King’s book, The Stand about?
    A serial killer is put on the stand for murder, finally
  4. What was the TV show, Breaking Bad about?
    It was about overcoming bad habits
  5. Exactly who was Kilroy?
    The name of Roy’s murderer
  6. What musical instrument is Phil Collins best known for playing?
    Is he related to Tom Collins?
  7. According to Genesis 1, what happened on the seventh day?
    People went to church because it was Sunday
  8. What happened at the O.K. Corral?
    Scientists checked to see if the reef was healthy
  9. According to Greek mythology, what was needed to cross the river Styx?
    A large enough boat to fit all of their band equipment and members
  10. What was the play, Inherit the Wind about?
    A rich man died, who originally owned the wind, but he left it to his kids

©2020 CBialczak

Friday Fictioneers 16th October

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https://rochellewisoff.com/2020/10/14/16-octobetr-2020/

The Boy’s Boat

Mom, mom! Look, it’s the boat I want! 

Jimmy, first of all, that boat isn’t for sale. Secondly, do you really want a pink boat? 

Mom, It is beautiful. It is the color of a precious rose or a newborn baby girl’s blanket! 

Jimmy, when have you seen a rose that color? 

The last time Dad brought you roses. 

Um, I don’t think you were even born then… 

Okay, it’s like the roses Dad pointed to and said you would like. 

Well, that sounds closer to the truth! Now, what about this baby blanket? Since when were you paying attention to the “blue is for boys, pink is for girls” stuff? 

I’m not. Why? 

You said pink like a newborn baby girl’s blanket. 

Oh, yeah well, I’ve never seen a baby boy. 

Ah, anyhow the boat isn’t for sale. 

Well, someday I want a pink boat just like that someday! 

©2020 CBialczak Fiction

Crimson’s Creative Challenge: #101

https://crispinakemp.com/2020/10/14/crimsons-creative-challenge-101/

Fairy Door

Deep in the forest 
away from the light 
there was a small door 
for someone so slight. 
It led to a world 
that no one did know 
but one where the fairy 
always wanted to go. 
She flew to the door 
and peeked right inside 
If she saw something scary 
she wanted to hide. 
But the world that she saw 
when she looked in the door 
was a beautiful world 
That she wanted much more. 
So there she did go 
with a flip of her wings 
and now she is happy; 
hear the tune that she sings. 

©2020 CBialczak Poetry

100 Word Wednesday

For Bikurgurl: https://bikurgurl.com/2020/10/13/100-word-wednesday-170/

Hope

It wouldn’t be much longer. I could see the golden sun coming up over my Oasis. I would have trees to shelter me as the sun rises into the sky; I will keep my mind focused on its position, so I know where I am heading.  

I wonder if the world at the end of this road will be as bright as it appears now. I need the bright light. I need hope. I need to know what my future holds. 

I will keep my faith alive and know with all my heart that my Oasis lies ahead of me.  

©2020 CBialczak Fiction